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Take charge of your estate.

PBS Reno and the Community Foundation of  Northern Nevada along with nonprofit sponsors present a series of free, in-depth workshops on estate planning. Learn how to take charge of your own estate. 


2021 Free Fall Series will be hosted at the Sierra View Library.

Wednesdays, September 15 to November 3
10:30 am-noon OR 1:30 pm – 3pm


Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 Family Estate Planning Series, presented by the Community Foundation and PBS Reno.

This free, in-person workshop series runs eight consecutive Wednesdays, Sept. 15 through Nov. 3. The 90-minute sessions are held at the Sierra View Library in Reno Town Mall. Participants can attend either the 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. sessions.

The workshop features local experts on topics that include planning your will and/or trust, power of attorney, duties of executors and successor trustees, protecting digital assets, long-term care considerations and more. A comprehensive workbook is included.

Seating is limited. Please call the Community Foundation at 333-5499, ext. 13, or email Jamie Klund at to sign up. Or, visit our news and events page for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

*If the Library is unavailable because of COVID-19 restrictions we will offer the workshops on Zoom.

Jamie Klund

Contact Jamie Klund

To register or for details, call the Community Foundation or email Jamie Klund to register and receive Zoom Link.

Email JamieCall 775-333-5499

Can't participate with our live sessions? You are welcome to watch a video class at any time. Select the episode(s) of your choice.

Listen to an interview with Chris Askin by David Stipech, Former General Manager of KUNR about the Family Estate Planning Series.

week 1Quiz and Planning GuideKurt Mische, Facilitator
week 2Fundamentals of Estate Planning Nicole Vance
week 3Wills Probate and TrustsKevin Walsh
week 4Responsibilities of Fiduciaries, Executors, and Successor TrusteesMark Dreschler
week 5Benefits of TrustsJason Morris
week 6Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives, DNRs, and Ethical WillsRyan J. Earl
week 7Estate Planning for Digital Assets
Customizing Your Planned Giving
 Luke Welmerink
Chris Askin
week 8Long-Term Care Planning,
Wills Planning Guide (Download) print version is available only in the Family Estate Planning Series Binder.

 John Smith
Kurt Mische

Estate decisions require knowledge in many areas: accounting, finance, legal, insurance, taxes, investments, and charitable planning. Experts will help you navigate the topics of advanced health care directives; charitable income & tax planning; being a trustee and executor; and more. The workshops take place over eight consecutive weeks.

Classes are offered to you as a public service. No charity will solicit you for a donation. No financial or insurance products will be sold. Your name will not be given to the speakers. All speakers are volunteers and recognized local experts in their field.

Underwritten by PBS Reno and the Community Foundation, the Free Family Estate Planning Series is provided at no charge through the sponsorship by these nonprofits:
Nevada Land Trust
Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
The Children's Cabinet
SPCA of Northern Nevada
Renown Health Foundation
Nevada Humane Society

Keep it up. The Family Estate Planning Series is a great service! I’m glad I had enough sense to attend."


- Participant in Family Estate Planning Series Workshops